Self catering and country cottages in England

Whether you are looking for a cottage in the English countryside or by the coast there is so much to see and do in England. There are many beautiful areas to return to or new ones to explore on a self catering cottage holiday. England is world famous for its beautiful green countryside and pretty villages. Popular areas in England for country cottage holidays include the Cotswolds, the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the Peak District to name just a few. England also has a beautiful and diverse coastline, from the white cliffs of Dover to the sandy beaches in the South West, stunning scenery awaits you in coastal parts of England. Which part of England you are looking to visit will depend on your preferences and needs. See our area guide to find out more about holidays in the different parts of England.

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The South West of England tends to be a favourite for self catering holidays whereas beautiful areas such as Suffolk and Norfolk attract people on romantic cottage breaks. Each area of England has its own charms and attractions. Whilst on holiday remember to participate in the English pastime of drinking tea and eating cake. Wherever you go on your self catering holiday in England you will no doubt come across quaint tea shops where you can have a cream tea and take a relaxing break.

England is of course well known for elegant large country houses and English country cottages. If your budget doesnít extend to staying in a large manor house or mansion, you can nevertheless enjoy visiting one of the National Trustís or English Heritage properties on a day out. There are many quaint country cottages in England to choose from ranging from cottages for two to budget family self catering accommodation. You may even find accommodation within a national park or within an area of outstanding natural beauty. There are many options including eco friendly properties and even houseboats.

In terms of activities you can enjoy in England, these include walking, hiking, cycling and horse riding. There are usually ample opportunities for these sorts of activities in the country areas. Some also enjoy golfing and fishing. Others still enjoy shopping and general sightseeing. Do check through cottage details to find out what activities and opportunities are available nearby so you can get the best out of your self catering break. For many an important consideration is which pubs and restaurants are nearby. Owners or agencies can advise you on what attractions are near their cottage and can make recommendations about the best ones to visit to ensure you have an enjoyable cottage holiday.


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Remote Stables, Littledean, Gloucestershire, England

3 bedroom Cottage, Cotswolds.

Luxurious holiday cottage converted from an original stone barn, situated on a farm in the heart of The Royal Forest of Dean, light and airy with a woodburning stove and offering spectacular views over the forest and magnificent Gloucestershire countryside.

Special features: free internet access, games room, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £796.00 to £1382 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 30 March 2015 to 31 March 2015; from 18 April 2015 to 01 May 2015; from 04 May 2015 to 14 June 2015;

phone 01594 827 311 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Unique Self-Catering Old Chapel, Huntingford, Dorset, England

1 bedroom Unique Self-Catering, South Coast.

For a self-catering holiday for 2 out of the ordinary in Dorset, stay in a unique one bedroom converted chapel with twin beds high up in the eaves on the gallery overlooking the cosy living area below; during your stay discover the pretty countryside on the Dorset Wiltshire borders, the National Trust property of Stourhead House, Wincanton for racing and Longleat Safari Park.

Price range from £269 to £573 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Tivoli, Symonds Yat, Herefordshire, England

2 bedroom Cottage, Heart of England.

Comfortable 2 bedroom cottage with views of the Wye Valley, perfect for a rural retreat holiday, conveniently close to the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean.

Price range from £265.00 to £485.00 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01564778832 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Tamarack Lodge, Otterford, Somerset, England

3 bedroom Log Cabin, West Country.

High quality 3 bedroom log cabin situated on a farm close to the Blackdown Hills with gorgeous views of the Yarty Valley.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £585 to £1150 per week
Sleeps from 8 to 12 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (4 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01823601270 emailClick here to email owner more info >

'THE GREEN' - near Sheffield/Buxton/Chesterfield, Hope, Derbyshire, England

7 bedroom Mansion, Peak District National Park.

Fabulous big cottage boasting an indoor heated swimming pool with Wavejet machine, ideal for large groups such as hen parties, stag parties and big families.

Special features: free internet access, pool (indoors).

Price range from £1400 to £2330 per week
Sleeps from 14 to 18 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 07 August 2015 to 11 August 2015; from 21 August 2015 to 25 August 2015; from 28 August 2015 to 02 September 2015;

phone 01298 871004 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Flossy Brook, Chard, Somerset, England

5 bedroom cottage, West Country.

Stunning holiday lodge close to the magnificent Jurassic Coast that sleeps up to 18 with private indoor heated pool and panoramic views of the stunning English countryside.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Integral private indoor heated pool), Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £1500 to £3950 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 14 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 01823 665500 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Coach House, Clare, Suffolk, England

1 bedroom Cottage, East Anglia.

With itís unique walled garden with fruit trees and a private wallflower meadow, this lovely romantic holiday cottage set in a small pretty village has been lovingly restored from a historic 17th century coach house and is the perfect retreat for a couple looking to hide away from the world.

Special features: Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £399 to £640 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4 star ETC)

phone 01787 211 115 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Carp Cottage for fishing holidays, Doddington, Lincolnshire, England

3 bedroom Holiday Cottage, Nottinghamshire.

Escape for a chilled out holiday at Carp Cottage, situated conveniently close to several fishing lakes and part of a small collection of three welcoming holiday cottages on a working farm, with a swimming pool on site, this is a great place to relax and enjoy a spot of fishing.

Special features: pool (There is a swimming pool that is shared by guests in all three of our fishing cottages).

Price range from £289.00 to £598.00 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 29 March 2015 to 11 April 2015; from 26 April 2015 to 23 May 2015; from 31 May 2015 to 27 June 2015;

phone 01522 703406 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Rosemore Grange, Whitbourne, Worcestershire, England

11 bedroom Mansion, Heart of England .

Large country house with 11 bedrooms and many fine features, nestled in pleasant private gardens by glorious unspoilt countryside, within easy reach of Worcester, Hereford, Cheltenham and the Malvern Hills, ideal for large family or group getaways, parties, special celebrations and special holidays.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £1600 to £4000 per week
Sleeps from 20 to 26 people in 11 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 30 March 2015 to 10 April 2015;

phone 07814776341 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Seaways Holiday Cottage, Clacton on Sea, Essex, England

3 bedroom Cottage, East Anglia.

Just a short walk from Clacton's seaside, this welcoming and comfortable holiday cottage has a secluded back garden, is family-friendly and could be perfect for a coastal holiday in Essex.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £450 to £650 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 5 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 29 March 2015 to 03 April 2015; from 04 April 2015 to 06 April 2015; from 07 April 2015 to 27 June 2015;

phone 020 7723 6484 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Gamekeeper's Hide on the Colmer Estate, Kingsbridge, Devon, England

2 bedroom Stone-built Cottage, West Country.

Family-friendly holiday cottage sleeping up to 4, located within the prestigious Colmer Estate where excellent shared leisure facilities such as an indoor and outdoor pool, a fishing lake, tennis court and games room are pretty much guaranteed to keep any family entertained.

Special features: free internet access, pool (There are 2 swiming pools on the Colmer Estate, one indoor heated and an outdoor heated pool), tennis court, games room.

Price range from £460 to £1150 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Special Offer: from 07 April 2015 to 23 May 2015;
Late availability: from 07 April 2015 to 23 May 2015;

phone 01761 232 771 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Maltster's Holiday House, Ludlow, Shropshire, England

4 bedroom Character Holiday Home, Heart of England.

Characterful high quality 4 bedroom holiday cottage sleeping up to 10 friends or family close to the heart of Ludlow, with a romantic four poster bedroom and a Grade II listing, this property offers warmth, charm and character.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £723 to £1644 per week
Sleeps from 5 to 10 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

America Lodge, Oakham, Rutland, England

4 bedroom Cottage, East Midlands.

With dreamy countryside views, a large garden and a location within the Chater Valley, this 4 bedroom country cottage in Rutland has plenty to recommend it for a rural retreat break.

Price range from £400 to £600 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 9 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3 star)

phone 01572 723944 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Coach House, Earlswood, Warwickshire, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, Heart of England.

Beautiful 2 bedroom rural retreat with wooden beams, own garden and ample rustic charm in a great location for discovering Warwick and Shakespeare's Country close by.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £300 to £570 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01564 700042 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Cottage, a Pet-Friendly Cottage with Garden, South Coast, Whitchurch, Hampshire, England

1 bedroom Cottage, South Coast.

Delightful dog-friendly rural retreat with a lovely spacious garden, with one double bedroom this cottage could be ideal for a romantic retreat, situated close to historical Winchester and the New Forest National Park, there is plenty to see and do in this area of England.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £237 to £445 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Old Sheep Shed Rural Retreat, Alberbury, Shropshire, England

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, Heart of England - Shropshire.

Good quality 3 bedroom barn-conversion set on an arable farm near to the Shropshire Hills and Offa's Dyke Path, with a hot tub and sauna on offer here, this is a great place for a relaxing countryside holiday.

Special features: outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £620 to £1118 per week
Sleeps from 3 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Oakpond Cottages, Briarhill Farm, Whitchurch, Shropshire, England

3 bedroom Farmstay, West Midlands.

Choose from two lovely farm cottages at Oakpond Cottages and enjoy a welcome from the resident pheasants at one of these this award winning traditional country cottages located amongst farmlands on a working farm in Shropshire.

Special features: free internet access, games room, indoor hot tub, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £255 to £650 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone +44 (0)1948 890 245 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Studio Dogs-welcome Cottage, Shakespeare's Country, Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire, England

1 bedroom Cottage, Heart of England.

A cottage for 2, in the village of Alderminster near Stratford-Upon-Avon, is perfect as a pet-friendly romantic hideaway for couples visiting the town of the Bard and touring Shakespeare's Country.

Price range from £251 to £433 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Beaconside, Bideford, Devon, England

17 bedroom Large Country House, North Devon.

Fabulous country estate in the Devonshire countryside with large country house and holiday cottages set amongst 14 acres of woodlands with shared used of indoor and outdoor pool and large hot tub, close to sandy beaches.

Special features: free internet access, pool (in grounds), tennis court, games room, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £245 to £4150 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 38 people in 17 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 10
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01237 475118 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Schoolhouse Apartment, Bishop's castle, Shropshire, England

2 bedroom Holiday Cottage, Heart of England.

This is a smart well presented holiday apartment which sleeps up to 4 in Bishop's Castle, with an outdoor hot tub and shared use of a tennis court, this could be a great base for a relaxing holiday, the Shropshire Way, Ludlow and the South Shropshire Hills are within easy reach.

Special features: free internet access, tennis court, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £348 to £597 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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